The schools we work with provide the most lucrative compensation packages in the industry. Live great and save extra money!

Learn More

Most options

Great schools nationwide with options for Professional, Experienced and beginner teachers in almost every subject!

Learn More

Outstanding Support

A personal placement consultant as your sole point of contact through the whole process.

Learn More

TEFL Certification

Study in-class or get your on-line certification for FREE from Teaching Nomad!

Learn More

Here at Teaching Nomad we are dedicated to helping you get set up with your perfect school! We spend countless hours researching different schools, looking over their contracts, scoping out their locations and finding out what benefits they include to ensure that your trip to China will be as enjoyable as possible. Being located here in Shanghai gives us a definite advantage over other recruitment companies as it means that we know first-hand about what to expect when living here. We know what red flags to look out for and we can promise you that we will only set you up with schools that we are one hundred per cent sure about and that we know will treat you well.

Currently, we have hundreds of job openings available, so do not hesitate in checking out our Teach Abroad programs. Whether you are looking to teach young children or adults, live in a big modern city or somewhere off the beaten path, we are sure that we can find something perfect for you! We work very hard to find a large variety of schools in order to cater to everyone's various teaching skills and desires. So there is no need to worry if you are only a beginner, as we have schools that are looking for just that. Vice versa, if you are a professional teacher with a lot of previous experience, we will have a number of schools who want to hire you!

Our teaching positions currently fit into the three following Teach Abroad programs:


If you are new to this whole teaching thing and you're feeling slightly overwhelmed with all of the different options, then don't worry because Teaching Nomad is here to help! Positions in this category are usually private English language training centers for kids or adults, preschools or universities. The jobs are located in both modern cities and smaller, more authentic ones. Some positions require a minimum of TESOL/TEFL certification while others will be happy to train you on the job, so if you have no certification don't let this stop you from applying! The compensation is good and will certainly cover your cost of living. Salaries for these positions range from CNY 5,000 - 10,500 plus your benefits which can include free or subsidized housing, insurance, flights and bonuses.


The jobs offered to experienced teachers varies, and there are positions in private English language training centers who work with both children and adults as well as positions available in foreign language schools which require teaching of more specific subjects. So no matter what type of teaching experience you have, there is surely something there to suit you! The positions are available in both big cities as well as some smaller, less modernized areas. For these positions you will need to have at least 1-2 years of classroom teaching experience and a TESOL/TEFL certification is preferred, but not always required. As for the salaries, it ranges between CNY 8,000-16,000/month, plus expat packages which can include flights, insurance, housing subsidy and bonuses!


The jobs offered to professional teachers are usually at prestigious international schools, and they are most often located in big modern cities. The school year runs from September to June however, hiring starts very early on so don't hesitate in contacting us and applying in advance. They will usually want 3-5 years teaching experience as well as a Postgraduate degree in education and/or teaching certification from your home state or country, but it depends on which school you are applying to. Also, you should be prepared for a two year commitment to the school as this is what most of them ask for. In relation to the salary you can expect it to range anywhere from CNY 18,000- 30,000/month. Along with this you will also receive full expat packages including housing subsidy, insurance, flights and bonuses!

Find out more about our Teach Abroad Programs!

Our dedicated team is here to help you throughout the whole process, so don't be afraid in taking that first step! Our hardworking placement consultants are living in China as foreigners themselves, so they know exactly what you want and need. They will speak to you many times throughout the process to answer all of your questions and to ensure that you are completely happy with all of the arrangements.

Discover more about our Teach Abroad programs and you can get set up with your free placement consultant today!

Nomad stories

Chinese Drinking Game Tutorial

Every culture has its own set of drinking games, so...

22 Jun 2017

5 Everyday Things we Owe China

  Because of counterfeiting, people might wondered what China has created....

16 Jun 2017

Top 5 Breakfast Foods in Shanghai

One of the best things about the Shanghai food scene...

16 Jun 2017

It Is All In the Name, 21…

   As a new English teacher you might frown upon the...

25 Jan 2017

How to find the best flight deals online.

How to find the best flight deals…

  Whether you’re in need of a last minute ticket home...

13 Jan 2017

One Step Past Traveling

One Step Past Traveling

We’ve all heard it before— the best way to experience...

09 Jan 2017

5 Ways the Chinese do Christmas slightly differently.

5 Ways the Chinese do Christmas slightly…

    'Shen Dan Lao Ren' is coming to town: 5 Ways...

19 Dec 2016

5 Chinese Ghosts to Watch Out for this October

5 Chinese Ghosts to Watch Out for…

   1. Jiangshi 僵屍  The jiangshi is a cross between a vampire...

24 Oct 2016

Happy Teaching Nomads

  • Kimmi, USA  Placed in Shanghai

    Kimmi, USA Placed in Shanghai

    I truly appreciate all the work that Teaching Nomad did upon arriving to Shanghai. Teaching Nomad helped with everything else once I landed, from paperwork to directions. Everyone at the agency is wonderful and extremely helpful and welcoming.
  • Rafael, USA  Placed in Shanghai

    Rafael, USA Placed in Shanghai

    Teaching Nomad was by far the easiest process I have gone through. I was able to get all the information I needed to continue with the job application. It was quick, efficient, friendly, and effective (I got the job).
  • Andrew, USA  Placed in Shanghai

    Andrew, USA Placed in Shanghai

    I didn't know what professionalism was until I started working with Teaching Nomad. They have always responded to my questions and comment promptly and in a friendly manner. With Teaching Nomad I have truly found my dream contract.
  • Elsie,SA  Placed in Shanghai

    Elsie,SA Placed in Shanghai

    Teaching Nomad helped me at a time in my life when I needed to make a positive career move. They helped me find a position in which I feel challenged, motivated and where I have the opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge as a teacher.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Teaching Nomad is your connection to teaching in Asia & The Middle East! We are a western owned and operated teacher placement agency with offices in Denver & Shanghai. We take a lot of pride in connecting teachers with great teaching opportunities.


Jobs on WeChat

wechat QR code


Contact Us

   Kangding Road No.1018, Third Floor, Suite 306 Shanghai, Prc

   1660 S.Albion St. Suite 911, Denver,CO USA

 (+86) 21 8031 8819

 (+1) 720 531 6136